OnlyFans Forgets Who Made Them, Will Ban Sexually Explicit Content
Critics are lamenting the impact the new decision could have on sex workers.
August 19, 2021 at 11:59 pm
OnlyFans, a popular subscription service platform, announced on Thursday they are banning users from posting “sexually explicit” content beginning Oct. 1, Bloomberg reported.
The platform gained popularity among users and sex workers for hosting sexually explicit content and allowing people to be paid for their uploads.
“In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,” OnlyFans said.
According to Variety, the U.K.-based company cited mounting pressure “to comply with the requests of our banking partners and payout providers."
“We will be sharing more details in the coming days, and we will actively support and guide our creators through this change in content guidelines,” the company said in a statement. “OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of safety and content moderation of any social platform. All creators are verified prior to being able to upload any content to OnlyFans, and all uploaded content is checked by automated systems and human moderators.”
After learning of OnlyFans’ new ban, Twitter users were confused by the company's move and decided to add their own input.